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Overlooking Calheta Beach, quality private villa, heated pool | Casa Do Julio

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Four Bedroom Villa, Sleeps 8

Offering outstanding 360º panoramic views of the sea and mountains, Casa do Julio is a traditional Madeiran house wonderfully located on a bluff overlooking Calheta beach, yet very private and tranquil. The owner has furnished it beautifully combing contemporary furniture with some antique pieces.

The outstanding feature of this villa is the surrounding outside terrace that circles the house, a true balcony over the sea and beach. At one end is the lovely infinity heated pool and surrounding sun lounger area, from where you can enjoy watching the boats sailing out from the Marina; at the other is the large traditional built-in covered barbecue and outdoor dining table with the views of the ocean and mountains. In the middle is a bench and a delightful stone table and chairs where you can while away the balmy evenings with a drink in your hand while benefitting from those outstanding views.

The living area is all open space is very spacious. The comfortable lounge leads past panoramic windows to the games room with the pool table, and onwards to the dining room and to the kitchen and laundry. From every living space there is access to the terrace outside, and all have direct sea-views.

All bedrooms are on the first floor. The Master bedroom is very large, with a large double bed, spacious dressing area and an en-suite shower room, and sea-views from all three windows. Bedroom 2 features a large double bed and a window with direct sea-view and a second window with views to the mountains. There are two further bedrooms, each with two single beds.

Casa do Julio is the perfect choice for those that wish to experience those lovely Calheta temperatures, a little of Madeiran tradition, tranquillity and privacy, and easy access to the Madeiran mountains.


Bedroom 1, 1st floor, Double bed, dressing area, en-suite bathroom, double aspect sea-view

Bedroom 2, 1st floor, Double bed, sea-view

Bedroom 3, 1st floor, Twin beds

Bedroom 4, 1st floor, Twin beds

Bathroom 1, 1st floor

En-suite to Master Bedroom, single washbasin, walk-in shower, toilet, bidet

Bathroom 2, 1st floor, Family bathroom, single washbasin, bath with overhead shower, toilet, bidet

Guest Toilet, Ground Floor, Single washbasin, toilet


Fully equipped kitchen. 4-ring induction electric cooker, built-in electric oven and microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Delta coffee machine, kettle, toaster, toasted sandwich maker, hand held liquidizer, and guests benefit from special rates.


Sitting area, seating for 6, with flatscreen cable TV, Playstation 2 with games, Bluetooth speaker.

Dining table for 6.


Laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board.

There is secure parking facilities for up to 2 cars. As in most villas, a hire car is recommended.

There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the living area


Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days.

All linen and towels are provided, including towels for the swimming pool.

Swimming pool dimensions

Type: Rectangular, infinity type

Length: 6,20m

Width: from 2,80m to 3,30m

Depth: from 0,90m to 1,40m

Swimming pool heating:

Pool heating is optional and costs 140,00€ per week for setting of 24ºC, paid in cash on arrival.

A supplement of 30,00€ per week applies for each additional degree setting up to a maximum of 26ºC

Pool heating can be provided and should be requested at least one week in advance. Should it be requested after arrival at the villa, the minimum charge applicable is one week, which is payable from the time the heating is turned on.

The owner owns a motor yacht for charter, the Gringo. It can be chartered for half or full days along the coast

The advertised prices are based on a 4-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 29935/AL

More Details
Registration Number : 29935/AL

Property Manager
Linda Dias/Norberta Sá
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Estrela da Calheta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , tub , bidet
    - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 twin/ single , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 twin/ single , 1 twin/ single
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Overlooking Calheta Beach, quality private villa, heated pool | Casa Do Julio
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful week!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful villa with stunning views. Access road to property a little narrow if you have a large vehicle. Tastefully furnished but lacking in parts, no wardrobe or drawers in small bedroom and no mirror in another double. furnishings more like collectors antiques rather than suitable holiday home, I would have worried if small children were staying.

Outside areas stunning and beautifully maintained. It would have been nice if certain provisions had been provided as part of welcome pack, coals for bbc and bin bags rather than being asked to provide them ourselves. We arrived late evening and although bread juice and fruit left, no milk.

However, on the whole a beautiful villa in stunning area.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have had lots of families in the past and children love the house, so nothing to be concerned about. Sorry about the milk, it must have been an oversight.
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Mortimer, Berkshire, England

Fabulous house with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

The house was excellent in every way. The pool table was a nice feature but the real stars were the amazing views from the various terraces. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

The only area for improvement that is needed is the inadequate pool heating. Despite the fact that we paid €120 to have the pool heated to 24degrees the water remained so cold that we only braved the pool twice despite hot and sunny weather. Perhaps an insulated cover might help to stop the water getting really cold overnight? That's our only criticism - everything else about the property was absolutely first class.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review and we are happy that you enjoyed the house, the views and that the owner was helpful. We were surprised to read your comments about the pool heating because as we understand from the owner, when you brought this to his attention he attended immediately and showed you that the temperature was in fact at 26º, 2 degrees more than you had paid for. Sometimes with the hot sunshine the water temperature can feel cooler than it is.
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Norwich England

Wonderful everything you could possibly want.

  • 5 of 5

The love that the owner has for this house is so obvious it was perfect in every way. Thank you so much from the entire family we loved our stay thanks to your beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure.
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Fabulous villa, our best yet.

  • 5 of 5

Mecia the villa owner met us on arrival and showed us around her lovely villa.

My wife, daughter, son in law and I had a great week.

The villa is set high above the village of Calheta, with a long frontage facing South over the sea with mountain views.

The village is an easy 30 minute drive from the Madeiran capital, Funchal.

The local area is very pretty, green with running streams.

The large 4 bed villa had everything, including a pool table which got very good use and an infinity pool.

I'm sure we'll be going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you. We hope you visit again.
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A fantastic holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

6 adults stayed for a long holiday. There was excellent support from the family- directions from the airport were accurate, we were met at the villa and shown around, the owners were attentive to our needs eg brought logs for the wood burner and sorted out internet problems on the same day.

The villa has super views across both valley and beach/ coastline. Outdoor space is very well organised and equipped with tables, chairs, recliners and BBQ with table and chairs (that we used for breakfast). The villa was really clean and well looked after by maids. The kitchen was friendly to use. It was good to have a games room. The dining room was spacious and well equipped.

We would certainly stay again. The restaurant at the bottom of the drive is excellent. The bars and restaurants on the marina below are excellent also- good food and lovely staff. There is a good supermarket there as well. There are plenty of coffee shops/ bakeries up the hill in the village also.

We had not visited the west of the island before and were very impressed with coastal villages including Jardim do Mar and those between Calheta and Funchal. The description is right- you do need a car.

Watch the entrance to the drive. We had a large vehicle and we really had to pull mirrors in, and approach the drive from uphill in order to avoid damaging the vehicle.

We had two small problems with kitchen electrics- I only mention these as the family sorted them out on the same day.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for posting your 5 star review - very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and the Calheta área. Thank you!
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Beautiful villa with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Casa do Julio was a beautiful quality villa and much bigger than we thought. We were met by the lovely owner who showed us round and gave us an information booklet. The villa has great views all around and the patio area is completely private. The restaurant below the villa is excellent but our favourite was New Era on the marina front. You do need a car and the steep driveway takes a bit of getting used to but once we realised it was easier to go around the block and approach it downhill then it was much easier.

We went to Funchal and the cable car is definitely worth the trip, we wished we hadn't bought a return and had come down on the toboggans. We also drove to Sao Vincent and along the North Coast which is stunning but our favourite place was Jardim do Mar which is right next to Calheta.

We would definitely recommend this villa. It was really easy to book via Our Maderia and we were impressed with the efficient service and driving instructions etc. That together with the lovely welcome we received makes such a difference to your holiday.

Many thanks to the owner and Our Madeira for a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your super review and your kind comments in reference to the owner and our service. Much appreciated.
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Less than 3 minutes by car (approximately 1,2 kilometres away) is the resort town of Calheta, which, with its man-made golden beaches, is popular with tourists and locals alike.

Next to the beach is Calheta Marina where such activities as sailing, diving, big-game fishing are based.

This area is also known for its sugar cane production and mill, the oldest of which has been changed into a museum as you descend into town; you may wish to visit and purchase some of the quality local rum.

The most contemporary and principal art museum in Madeira is the Casa das Mudas, less than 800m from your villa.

In Calheta you will find a good choice of bars and restaurants. The closest is the Convento das Vinhas, only a three minute walk away. There is a handful of boutique shops and a good supermarket.

Being based here also allows you great access to the mountains for both sightseeing (Madeira is breathtakingly beautiful) and walking (which has become extremely popular along the levadas or for hiking)

Ribeira Brava, 10 minutes by car, is the next largest town, and offers a greater election of shops, cafés and restaurants, and a couple of supermarkets.


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